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Apr. 1st, 2006

Someone was sitting on the roof of her porch this afternoon when we returned her grandmother to her. She was a heroine who saved a maligned ne'er-do-well from being blamed for vandalism by reporting to the police who the real vandals were (she heard them bragging about it). Three cheers for heroines!

Someone else went to a dance. He wore his longish golden hair in a ribbon like an eighteenth-century gentleman. He looked quite dashing.

The frogs are singing and singing and singing. This morning, I went down to the marsh by the undiscovered country, and the sun was sparkling on the water, and the water was positively bubbling with frogs. Their little heads were poking up out of the water. I got closer, but when I got too close, they stopped singing, as if they were embarrassed. And when I got closer still, they started ducking under the water, so I decided to leave them alone, so they could go back to singing.


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Apr. 2nd, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
I really like how you see things and describe them. I will write an email back soon. Peace, Nancy
Apr. 2nd, 2006 09:54 am (UTC)
When I was eight years old we moved to Mississippi. Moves are scary when your that age. One of the things that helped me "deal" was going down to the creek everyday so I could watch tadpoles turn into frogs. Your post brought back some great memories....thanks.
Apr. 2nd, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
I can identify with your childhood self!
Apr. 3rd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
from Sioux-zen
i've always loved watching frogs. we had a little pond in our backyard and I loved watching the tadpoles..eventually, they stopped hatching in that little pond probably because all the frogs were driven away...when we first moved into my childhood home, our half of the street was newly developed so there were fields on either side of the street. when i was about 7, we got home, my brother and I, and the streets were filled with frogs all hopping, or so it seemed,from one field to the other, never mind that all the houses were in the way. Even though my mom quickly pulled us into the house, several frogs came in with us and we had to go catch them and send them on their way. The next morning, the streets were empty...it was a little bit like the raining frog scene in the movie Magnolia...have you seen it?
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
Re: from Sioux-zen
I never saw that scene in Magnolia, but there's a scene like that in (of all things) the movie Emerald Forest. where they're praying to the frogs to bring rain (or something like that), and there are all these frogs in the road, and then it does start to rain.

Today I went out with binoculars hoping to be able to see the frogs better from a distance, so as not to disturb them, but it had gotten too cold for them to be out and about (in the morning it was frosty), so no frogs. This week it's supposed to snow! I'll have to try again maybe next week.

Do you have photos from your childhood? I have my own made-up imaginings of what those places must have looked like, but I'd love to see for real...
Apr. 9th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
Re: from Sioux-zen
I'm just getting the hang of this livejournal stuff, so as I'm writing this I'm wondering if my reply is too late for the question and wondering also how you will receive this message--on your email? or do you look back at your own journal entries....anyway, i've got pictures...next time I see you I will bring/show them to you.
Apr. 9th, 2006 09:47 am (UTC)
Re: from Sioux-zen
They send an e-mail when anyone comments--but what *I'm* not sure of is whether, if someone posts anonymously and I then respond, that person (i.e., you) gets sent an e-mail telling them that I've responded. I was thinking probably not and that I should send you an e-mail myself, because I really loved what you were telling me and wanted you to know I did....but... as you know... I didn't e-mail.

Anyway--I can't wait to see pictures. I think at the end of April maybe? My grandmother turns 100 on April 29.
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